It is FINALLY strawberry season! The one fruit my entire family loves is strawberries. I have been waiting for this delicious berry to finally be at it's peak and the time is here!
We took the kids strawberry picking recently and it was such a fun experience. We picked just over 4lbs of strawberries and wanted to use these freshly picked strawberries right away.
When we got home my husband got straight to work making strawberry sauce to put over vanilla ice-cream. My daughter loved just taking scoopfuls of the strawberry sauce and I enjoyed putting it over yogurt! We also used the strawberry sauce for waffles! (sorry no pics of the waffles, we devoured them too fast, ha!)
I knew that I wanted to make something light and cool to fit nicely with summer. I spotted those mini graham cracker crusts at the store and knew that I could use them with the strawberries. I decided on mini no bake cheesecakes that took only minutes to make and no baking which I try and avoid during summer.
We were able to use up our strawberries between what we made above but if you need to freeze them and want to know the best way, here's a good 'how to' post.....
Freezing Fresh Picked Strawberries from Taste of Home.
Check the local farms in your area to find out where you and your family can experience strawberry picking. If the season has already ended where you live, be sure to check out other 'pick your own' varieties as this is really a fun and inexpensive activity to share with the family!
Here are some photos from our strawberry picking experience: